Michael Madsen net worth: Michael Madsen is an American actor, poet and photographer who has a net worth of $10 million. Michael Madsen was born Michael Søren Madsen on September 25, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois. Madsen first started learning the craft at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, where he studied under the direction of fellow actor John Malkovich. Soon after, he landed his first film roles in projects like Against All Hope (1982), Racing with the Moon (1984) and The Natural (1984). Once he moved to Los Angeles, Madsen went on to build his credibility making several more television and film appearances. These led to bigger parts such as: deranged killer Vince Miller in Kill Me Again (1989) and then as Susan Sarandon’s rough-edged boyfriend Jimmy in Thelma & Louise (1991). His performance in the latter caught the attention of famed director Quentin Tarantino, who would give Madsen his breakthrough opportunity in 1992’s low-budget hit Reservoir Dogs. Madsen received critical acclaim for his part. He has since appeared many more movies portraying various roles, including a loving foster parent in Free Willy (1993), a kitten-loving sociopath in The Getaway (1994), a seasoned alien assassin in Species (1995) and CIA agent in Die Another Day (2002) among others. Off-screen, Madsen has had two more passions: writing and photography. As a writer, he penned several books of poetry and prose, establishing himself as a true rebel poet in the style of the classic beats and Charles Bukowski. An accomplished photographer, he released his first book of photography entitled: Signs of Life, in 2006. Madsen’s net worth would be higher, but he filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and was sued by a former landlord for racking up $80,000 worth of unpaid rent on a house in Malibu. At the time of his bankruptcy filing, Madsen claimed his monthly income was just $3300. His career and finances have recovered nicely since then, thanks mainly to the fact that Michael has appeared in dozens of movies to clear his debts.
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|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Date of Birth||September 25, 1958 (age 64 years)||Gender||Male|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Profession||Actor, Film Producer, Photographer, Poet, Voice Actor, Writer|
|Nationality||United States of America|
Favorite Quotes from Michael Madsen
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Well, one thing for sure, I won't be remembered for 'Free Willy.' Or maybe I will.Michael Madsen
I do get cast in the same role a lot, but the truth is, I just want longevity. The thing is, I'd rather be stuck in a stereotype than be nowhere. The whole typecasting thing started because of 'Reservoir Dogs.' And I did a bunch of other films like 'Wyatt Earp' and 'Free Willy,' but no one seems to remember those.Michael Madsen
I'm not a publicity hound. I don't care about being on the cover of 'GQ' or 'Vanity Fair.'Michael Madsen
Kids are a great excuse for you to stop acting like one.Michael Madsen
Maybe I was just born in the wrong era, man. I'm a bit of a throwback to the days of black and white movies. Those guys back then, they had a certain kind of directness about them. A lot of the screenplays, the plots were very simplistic - they gave rise to a type of anti-hero that maybe I suit better.Michael Madsen